Axe Sentence Examples
A moment later, he dropped the axe and ran.
He hefted an axe.
She gripped the handle of the axe more tightly, hands clammy.
The owner of the axe, as he released his hold on it, said that it was the apple of his eye; but I returned it sharper than I received it.
Claire's body rose and grabbed an axe.Advertisement
A "hatchet" is a small sort of axe.
I had an old axe which nobody claimed, with which by spells in winter days, on the sunny side of the house, I played about the stumps which I had got out of my bean-field.
The headsman's axe proved more fatal, and the martyr's body was borne by angels to Mount Sinai, where Justinian I.
Bruce evaded his spear and slew him with an axe stroke; the axe shaft broke in his hand.
Sometimes a rambler in the wood was attracted by the sound of my axe, and we chatted pleasantly over the chips which I had made.Advertisement
Within the precincts of the city the axe was removed, in recognition of the right of appeal (provocatio) to the people in a matter of life and death; outside Rome, however, each consul retained the axe, and was preceded by his own lictors, not merely by a single accensus (supernumerary), as was originally the case within the city when he was not officiating.
Making another hole directly over it with an ice chisel which I had, and cutting down the longest birch which I could find in the neighborhood with my knife, I made a slip-noose, which I attached to its end, and, letting it down carefully, passed it over the knob of the handle, and drew it by a line along the birch, and so pulled the axe out again.
From the girdle hung the single-edged missile axe or francisca, the scramasax or short knife, a poniard and such articles of toilet as scissors, a comb (of wood or bone), &c. The Franks also used a weapon called the framea (an iron lance set firmly in a wooden shaft), and bows and arrows.
Mr. Livingstone was killed by a blow from an axe and decapitated in the presence of his wife.
The bold and patriotic Crabbe contrived to board the bewitched flagship, and was seen apparently laying about him with an axe on the water - which the spectators took to be a proof either that he was mad, or that this was the devil in his shape.Advertisement
The flat axes are distinguished by the side stops and in some cases the transition from palstave to socketed axe can be seen.
To the west stretches the valley of the river Axe, broad, low and flat.
He is pictured as having seven mouths, a hundred wings and horns and is armed with bow and arrows and an axe.
After Black Hawk's defeat on the Bad Axe he fled to the Wisconsin river Dalles, near the present Kilbourn, where he was betrayed by the Winnebago.
They go habitually armed with scimitar and half-moon axe, besides gun or rifle.Advertisement
But this balance was upset by the early introduction of the goat and later of the camel, which destroyed the sapling trees, while the grown ones fell to the axe of the woodcutter.
There is no rawness nor imperfection in its edge there, as where the axe has cleared a part, or a cultivated field abuts on it.
There were marks of an axe and of woodpeckers on the butt.
A dictator, as taking the place of the two consuls, had 24 fasces (including the axe even within the city); most of the other magistrates had fasces varying in number, with the exception of the censors, who, as possessing no executive authority, had none.
It appears as a series of rounded hills of no great elevation, running in a curve from the mouth of the Axe to Flamborough Head, roughly parallel with the Oolitic escarpment.Advertisement
But when the earl changed his politics and f6ught on the Lancastrian side at St Albans in 1455, the baron at once became a strenuous adherent of the duke, adhered firmly to the white rose and died by the axe for its cause.
Her last English partisans, attainted men who had lost their lands and lived with the shadow of the axe ever before them, fought bitterly enough.
The district has given its name to a celebrated type of axe, consisting of a long shaft with a blade like a scythe and a large hook behind it, which, according to Sir Walter Scott, was introduced into the Highlands and Ireland from Scandinavia.
When it began to eat, one of the family of the Thaulonidae advanced with an axe, slew the ox, then immediately threw away the axe and fled.
The axe, as being polluted by murder, was now carried before the court of the Prytaneum (which tried inanimate objects for homicide) and there charged with having caused the death of the ox, for which it was thrown into the sea.
Henry, and fleeing westward was again decisively defeated on the Mississippi at the mouth of the Bad Axe river (on the 1st and 2nd of August) by General Henry Atkinson.
Their occupation was hunting and war; their arms the bow, spear, axe, a half shield, nearly in the shape of a crescent, called pelta, and in early art a helmet, the model before the Greek mind having apparently been the goddess Athena.
Every man has a stone axe, each village generally owning a large one.
When he grew old he handed over the supreme power to his favourite son Erik "Bloody Axe," whom he intended to be his successor.
As for the nobility, his only thought was to diminish their power by multiplying their number, as his predecessors had done; while he reduced the rebels to submission by his iron cages or the axe of his gossip Tristan Lermite.
No one thing in the world is ever abruptly separated, as by the blow of an axe, from the rest of things.
Pottier, who does not dispute the historical personality of Minos, in view of the story of Phalaris considers it probable that in Crete (where a bull-cult may have existed by the side of that of the double axe) victims were tortured by being shut up in the belly of a red-hot brazen bull.
Unfortunately the spread of cultivation is fatal to these oases (they are often called " islands " by the inhabitants); the axe and the plough ruthlessly destroy them.
Then the hide was stuffed with grass and yoked to a plough; the participants were charged with ox murder and each laid the blame on the other; finally the axe was thrown into the sea.
The same cult survived to later times in Caria in the case of Zeus Labrandeus, whose name is derived from labrys, the native name for the double axe, and it had already been L suggested on philological grounds that the Cretan 'a ' labyrinthos " was formed from a kindred form of the same word.
After a preliminary skirmish on Sunday the 23rd, in which Bruce distinguished himself by a personal combat with Sir Henry de Bohun, whom he felled by a single blow of his axe, the battle of Bannockburn was fought on Monday the 24th; and the complete rout of the English determined the independence of Scotland and confirmed the title of Bruce.
An attempt to recapture the city in 1149 was defeated by the heroism of the women, who were thenceforth empowered by the count to wear the red sash of the Order of La Hacha (The Axe), to import their clothes free of duty, and to precede their bridegrooms at weddings.
Of his three sons the youngest Colaxais is preferred by an ordeal of picking up certain objects which fell from heaven, - a plough, a yoke, an axe and a cup, - and becomes the ancestor of the ruling clan of Paralatae; from the other sons, Lipoxais and Harpoxais, are descended minor clans, and the name of the whole people is Scoloti, not Scythae, which is used by the Greeks alone.
Another ritual, fascinating for the glimpse it affords of very old-world thought, is that of the Diipolia, the yearly sacrifice to Zeus Polieus on the Acropolis at Athens.6 In this an ox was slaughtered with ceremonies unique in Greece; the priest who slew him fled and remained in exile for a period, and the axe that was used was tried, condemned and flung into the sea; the hide of the slain ox was stuffed with hay, and this effigy of the ox was yoked to the plough and feigned to be alive.
As for the axe, I was advised to get the village blacksmith to "jump" it; but I jumped him, and, putting a hickory helve from the woods into it, made it do.
First I take an axe and pail and go in search of water, if that be not a dream.
The latter raises the moss and bark gently with his knife in search of insects; the former lays open logs to their core with his axe, and moss and bark fly far and wide.
One pleasant morning after a cold night, February 24th, 1850, having gone to Flint's Pond to spend the day, I noticed with surprise, that when I struck the ice with the head of my axe, it resounded like a gong for many rods around, or as if I had struck on a tight drum-head.
The show got the axe the following year after only 22 episodes.
Earlier this year, after rumors that the show was getting the axe from the kid friendly station, execs came forward confirming that the show will remain in the Nick line-up.
Don't despair if your soil is very sandy, filled with so much clay you could start a pottery, or so hard-packed from construction that you need a pick axe to even turn a spadeful of earth.
Gene Simmons Axe Guitar for Rock Band and Guitar Hero - If you play Rock Band or Guitar Hero and love Gene Simmons, you will no doubt love this Gene Simmons Axe Guitar.
The lighter SG is an iconic axe that conjures to mind rock and roll greats such as Angus Young.
They suggest finishing off the costume with a bloody axe and a stuffed wolf's head in a basket.
Another lead character in the series is Sam Axe played by Bruce Campbell.
Golden Axe - This one requires some work.
All players must have a timer and either an axe, a shovel or net.
Freeze Tag (also known as "Horror Movie") requires 4 players, an axe, and a hockey mask.
One player puts on the hockey mask and tries to hit people with the axe.
Capture the Flag requires 4 players, one umbrella and each player must have an axe, a shovel or a net to use for tagging.
Golden-Axe is that pure hack-n-slash game that has you playing one of three characters to save the King of Yuria before an evil being called Death Adder kills him and his daughter and destroys the Golden Axe.
To unlock the battle axe, beat career mode on expert difficuly.
For instance, you can use the GameCube version of Animal Crossing to access some classic games like Golden Axe.
In fact, it might be helpful if Paul brought his axe along to help uncork the next bottle.
The Nerf N-Force Warlock is a medieval-style battle axe in yellow.
The personality profile of a Scorpio reveals a very intense, poetically in-depth individual with an axe to grind.
Waiting in agony while his family gradually fell asleep, Hal finally slipped out into the rain and found a fire axe.
As he ran out into the highway still swinging his axe in the rain, a shipyard truck barreling down the highway struck and killed him.
On the morning of June 10, 1912, Josiah Moore, his wife Sarah, their children Herman, Catherine, Boyd and Paul, and two visiting friends Lena and Ina Stillinger, were all brutally murdered in their sleep by an axe murderer.
But when a favorite soap suddenly gets the axe or begins to dwindle in popularity, those very ratings become prime concern to everyone involved, from the cast and crew to the fans and each network's head honchos.
Together, the three judges decide who get the axe every week and who will win the breakout role in Saw 3D.
Axe - The firefighter's axe is one of the most common ceremonial displayed item whose purpose as a work tool is legendary.
Isac was the first to slam an axe into Darian's body, his brutal strikes falling over and over.
Opening her eyes, she raised the axe and let it fall, grimacing at the sounds of flesh splitting.
Claire screamed, unable to pry her hands free of the axe's handle.
Rissa blocked the blow of the second and dropped, rolling as an axe split the ground near her head.
While the use of the bow and arrow does not seem to have occurred to them, the spear and axe are in general use, commonly made of hard-wood; the hatchets of stone, and the javelins pointed' with stone or bone.
Thus it befell that, of the chiefs of the Howards born since the great Mowbray alliance, two had died by the axe and one in the prison from which a fourth had hardly escaped.
The Viscount Stafford was one of the "five Popish lords" committed to the Tower in 1678 as a result of the slanders of Titus Oates and he died by the axe in 1680 upon testimony which, as the diarist Evelyn protested, "should not be taken against the life of a dog."
The discovery that the great Minoan foundation at Cnossus was at once a palace and a sanctuary of the Double Axe and its associated divinities has now supplied a striking and it may well be thought an overwhelming confirmation of this view.
This quarter of the palace shows the double axe sign constantly repeated on its walls and pillars, and remains of miniature wall-paintings showing pillar shrines, in some cases with double axes stuck into the wooden columns.
The elevation of the land as a whole proceeds gradually from south to north, the highest points being found in the north-west, as the Peak, in which neighbourhood several points exceed a height of 2000 ft., while Axe Edge, south of Buxton, and many other points throughout the district, range from 1500 ft.
On the west side these extend from Blacklow Hill to Axe Edge; on the east, from Derwent Edge to near Derby; outlying masses form the rough moorland on Kinder Scout and the picturesque tors near Stanton-by-Youlgreave.
The principal tools of the Malays are the parang or golok, a heavy knife used in the jungle, without which no peasant ever stirs abroad from his house, the beliong or native axe, and the pisau Taut, which is used for scraping rattan.
Instead of the axe or large knives which frequently inflicted serious damage to the trees, special small knives and prickers are now employed so constructed as to avoid injury to the tree through making a larger incision than is necessary, and without penetrating into the wood below the laticiferous layer.
On the ground that peace was not sufficiently assured by the Pouilly meeting, a fresh interview was proposed by the dauphin and took place on the 10th of September 1419 on the bridge of Montereau, when the duke of Burgundy was felled with an axe by Tanneguy du Chastel, one of the dauphin's companions, and done to death by the other members of the dauphin's escort.
Griffenfeldt was pardoned on the scaffold, at the very moment when the axe was about to descend.
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This was rejected, and it was with some difficulty that his petition to be executed with the axe, instead of undergoing the ordinary brutal punishment for high treason, was granted.
The " ni-in " (also known as " axe ") is a small scale insect belonging to the genus Coccus, found in Yucatan, Oaxaca, Vera Cruz, Michoacan and other southern states, where it inhabits the spondia trees and produces a greasy substance called " ni-inea," which is much used by the natives as a varnish, especially for domestic utensils, as it resists fire as well as water.
One smote the threshold with an axe, another with a pestle, the third swept it with a broom - three symbols of culture (for trees were hewn down with the axe, grain pounded with the pestle, and the fruits of the field swept up with the broom) which Silvanus could not endure.
The Rigveda (3, 8) describes it as a tree well lopped with axe, anointed and adorned by the priest.
How clearly he read the causes of religious decadence, how deeply he himself was convinced of the need of trenchant reform, is best shown by his instructions to Chieregati, his nuncio to Germany, in which he laid the axe to the root of the tree with unheard-of freedom.
Axminster (Axemystre) derives its name from the river Axe and from the old abbey church or minster said to have been built by King lEthelstan.
There is a tradition that the battle of Brunanburh was fought in the valley of the Axe, and that the bodies of the Danish princes who perished in action were buried in Axminster church.
On that occasion, apparently by way of protest against the decree of the diet of Vesteras (r 5th of January 1 544), declaring the Swedish crown hereditary in Gustavus's family, the Danish king caused to be quartered on his daughter's shield not only the three Danish lions and the Norwegian lion with the axe of St Olaf, but also "the three crowns" of Sweden.
From the finds in Bavarian graves it appears that the chief weapons were the dagger and the long pointed Paistab (palstave), while a short dagger fixed like an axe on a long shaft is characteristic of the North.
The weapons are the spat ha, or double-bladed German sword, the sax (a short sword, or long knife, semispathium), the knife, shield, and the favorite German axe, though this latter is not found in Bavaria.
The axe was at the close of the prehistoric age a square slab of copper (7) with one sharp edge; small projecting tails then appeared at each end of the back (8), and increased until the long tail for lashing on to the handle is more than half the length of the axe in an iron one of Roman (?) age (13).
The use of harpoons and small chisels of copper next arose, then broad flaying knives, needles and adzes, lastly the axe when the metal was commoner.
The Scottish archers charged with axe in hand, and the Scottish right front was protected by a mass of fallen English horses and fighting men; the rear ranks of the English, clogged and crowded, could not reach the foe, and the line of Scottish spears pressed steadily and slowly forward.
The priestesses by whom she was served are depicted in early art as armed with the double-headed axe, and the dances they performed in her honour with shield and bow gave rise to the myths which saw in them.
Dean didn't turn around to view the next potential treasure but loaded his arms with two boxesâ€”a "bloody" axe, grotesque mask, assorted bric-a-bracâ€”and crossed to his vehicle.
She snagged an axe and went to the forest, trailed by vamps that had drawn closer at the scent of blood.
The social reformer of the past is depicted as a dour spinster wielding an axe to break barrels of "Demon Rum."
Take the scallop to him to obtain the Golden Axe.
Axe Tag requires 3 to 4 players and is a lot like Hide-N-Seek.
An officiant at once struck it with his axe and another cut its throat; then all save the one who struck the first blow partook of its flesh.
There was no way to get the creature out without breaking the vase, so the Tin Woodman smashed it with his axe and set the little prisoner free.
It is somewhat like an axe reversed, the edge of the blade curving inward and placed at right angles to the handle.
Three stone metates, one stone axe, one celt and fifteen hammerstones were found.